I’ve realised in amongst all the busy stuff I’ve been doing (bit of dramaturgy, bit of directing, a whole lot of fundraising) that I have failed to give this blog some love and attention. And in fact I’ve failed to give writing, and writing about writing, some love and attention.
One of the pieces of advice I give out when working with writers is to write: write often, write everyday, don’t worry about what it is you’re are writing but just get into the habit of doing it regularly. Like anything else you do, the more you do it the better you get.
So I am taking my own advice. For the next week I’m going to write something for here everyday. Even if it is very short. Even if it is not very good. Even if I write pages and delete everything except the words ‘I tried’.
So feel free to drop by to see how I get on. Words on encouragement welcome too. And join in with your own writing challenge and let me know how you get on.
Just to paraphrase the well known maxim … the road to the writing cul de sac is paved with good intentions. How many times have I vowed to establish a good writing routine then found other things get in the way? How many times have I sat down to write then just checked a few emails first and done a bit of household admin and ‘oh dear is that the time already?’ How many times have I thought of another great idea, ‘just let me have a bit of time and I’ll map it out’ then file it away to be looked at another time. I don’t know about anyone else but when it comes to writing, I’m my own worst enemy!